Students risk their lives going to school in Jhajjar village: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Ravinder Saini

hajar, august 26

Students of the Government Secondary School in Machhrauli Village risk their lives every day to cross the Rohtak-Rewari National Highway as no footbridges have been installed and no traffic wardens have been deployed there to stop vehicles during school hours.

530 registered students from 13 villages

  • A total of 530 students from 13 villages are enrolled in the school and more than 60% of them come from six villages: Machharauli, Chand Pur, Asadpur Khera, Dadanpur, Chhabeli and Khakhana.
  • All students in these villages have to cross the highway every day to get to school in the morning and return home in the afternoon.

A total of 530 students from 13 villages are enrolled in the school and more than 60% of them come from six villages: Machharauli, Chand Pur, Asadpur Khera, Dadanpur, Chhabeli and Khakhana. All students in these villages have to cross the highway every day to get to school in the morning and return home in the afternoon.

No one pays attention to the question

We have raised the issue several times, but no one pays attention to it. We remain concerned for the safety of our children until they return home. The children were asked to cross the highway as a group with the utmost caution. —Krishan, parent

Written to authorities via WD

We have written to authorities through the district education office to install an overpass over the freeway or deploy traffic cops to stop vehicular traffic as students head to school on morning and return home at noon. —Raj Kumar Malhan, school principal

“There is a heavy flow of car traffic on the highway, which is why a schoolboy was run over by a vehicle a few years ago. Despite this, the authorities have not yet taken any steps to ensure safe passage for Many times the vehicles drive at high speed here,” said Deepak, a resident of Machhrauli village.

Krishan, a relative, said they raised the issue several times but no one paid attention. “We remain concerned for the safety of our children until they return home. Children have been advised to cross the highway in groups with the utmost caution,” he added.

Raj Kumar Malhan, headmaster of the school, admitted that the highway posed a serious threat to the lives of students who had no choice but to cross the highway.

“We have written to the district authorities through the district education office to either install an overpass over the freeway or deploy traffic police to stop vehicle traffic as students turn off. go to school in the morning and go home in the afternoon,” he said, adding that barricades as a layout can also be made near the school on the highway to slow down vehicles.

The parents maintained by the director of pupils had also called him several times on this subject to express their concern.

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